A nail design outlined in stitches

Jan 20, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. ET

Inspired by a look from Chanel Spring 2014, a marbled gray nail is accompanied by gray graphic lines, stitched on with blue strokes.

A nail design outlined in stitches

Chanel-inspired nails

Supplies:

  • Essie's Lovie Dovie
  • Julep's Meryl
  • SquareHue's Lincoln Road
  • Essie's Butler Please
  • Small paint brush
  • Medium paint brush

A nail design outlined in stitches

Instructions:

1

Marble

Begin with a wet gray base coat and put a few drops of pink on it, then swirl around with the small brush to get the marbled effect. Work one by one on each nail until all are done and let dry.

A nail design outlined in stitches

A nail design outlined in stitches

A nail design outlined in stitches

2

Lines

With the medium brush, paint a dark gray line on each nail in various shapes. Let dry.

A nail design outlined in stitches

3

Stitch

With the small brush, paint small, short blue "stitches" along all the gray lines. Let dry and finish with a top coat.

A nail design outlined in stitches

A nail design outlined in stitches

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